- a seaport in SE Greece: the port of Athens.
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Meanwhile fire-signals had been raised, conveying the alarm to Peiraeus and Athens.
When Athens became the capital in 1833 the ancient name of The Peiraeus.
About 100 factories are established in the neighbourhood of Athens and Peiraeus.
The plan was to embark them on forty vessels, which were lying in the dockyards, and make a night-attack on Peiraeus.
And in fact, the meditated descent on Peiraeus was neither so wild nor so rash as it may at first sight appear.
- a variant spelling of Piraeus
- a port in SE Greece, adjoining Athens: the country's chief port; founded in the 5th century bc as the port of Athens. Pop (municipality): 181 933 (2001)Modern Greek name: Piraiévs (ˌpirɛˈɛfs)